Jackson County shortstop Kylen Hewell throws over to first base Thursday (Aug. 27) in the Panthers' doubleheader against Walnut Grove. The Panthers dropped both games. 

Aug. 27 results for Jackson County:


•Walnut Grove 21, Jackson Co. 10; Walnut Grove 7, Jackson Co. 3: The Jackson County softball team dropped a pair of region contests to Walnut Grove Thursday (Aug. 27), including a slugfest in Game 1.

The Panthers (2-3) fell 21-10 to the visiting Warriors before losing 7-3 in the night cap.

Game 1 featured 34 hits between the two squads.

Walnut Grove led 13-9 heading to the top of the seventh, when it put the game away with eight runs.

Madison Miller, the team’s lone senior, led the Panthers on senior night, going 4-for-5 with a double from the lead off spot. Raeghan Thompson was 2-for-3 with two doubles an RBI, while Whitney Hulsey went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Makenzie Garrett went 2-for-4 with a triple. Peri Foster (1-for-3) drove home two runs.

The Panthers finished with 14 hits. Walnut Grove had 20.

Kylen Hewell and Garrett each went 2-for-3 in Game 2 with Hewell hitting a home run, while Miller went 2-for-4.

Walnut Grove led 6-0 until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Panthers got on the scoreboard with a pair of runs, the first of which was Hewell’s home run. Thompson doubled home a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 6-3 before Walnut Grove tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning.

The Panthers will play Saturday (Aug. 29) at 9 a.m. against Elbert County in the Veterans Tournament.


•Lanier 2, Jackson Co. 0; Jackson Co. 2, Brookwood 1:  Jackson County moved to 5-1 after a pair of matches at Lanier. 

The Panthers lost in two sets to Lanier, 25-23, 25-18, and defeated Brookwood in three, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9.

Jackson County continues its schedule with Saturday (Aug. 29) matches against Archer (8 a.m.) Ola (9:15 a.m.), Grayson (10:30 a.m.) and Chapel Hill (1 p.m.).


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